TurkeyHuntingSecret.com Home Page - 877.267.3877 - "Everything You Need To Become A Master Turkey Hunter"          TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com
"Pro's Choice Store" - departments below
TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com
"Secrets Library" - subjects below


     
          


                                                                      877.267.3877
Sig                                   sign-up for "Discount Alerts"

The Tracker Spools The Tracker Spool™ 17# & 30# Line - White & Orange  
                              
Discount Combo Paks
                 

       
"The Tracker" - Professional Tracking SystemThe Tracker™-Tracking Unit with Choice of Tracker Spool
$19.99 each . . .
"Cross-Bow Friendly TOO" 
    
 
                           
DELTA / McKENZIE
3D Targets, Mids, Vitals, Cores
Discount or FREE Shipping
CLICK for  Special 3-D Price Sheets

Rinehart Deer Targets - 
FREE Ship

TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com
Pro's Choice Store Departments

 
Fall Behavior
Copyright © 1998 - 2002  Roger W. Raisch * Nadine Adele, all rights reserved
 

            

Fall is a time of plenty and turkeys spend most of their time feeding.  Insects are available until a hard freeze occurs, and if a good mast crop was produced, potential food items abound in the timber as well.  Brood flocks retain their integrity, but they may be found in virtually any habitat.  Adult gobblers and 18-month old jakes stay together, while hens and their brood are together in their own flocks.  Fall flocks concentrate in good feeding areas and will stay there as long as the food holds out, then they move to another spot.  The SECRET to finding fall flocks is to find these good food sources.

 

As juvenile turkeys get more confident, flock talk becomes more prevalent, particularly going to and coming from the roost.  Flocks leaving the roost in the morning may produce a wide assortment of yelps, clucks, kee-kees and gobbles as they assemble.   Morning is still the best time for turkey hunting, but early rising isn't as essential as in the spring.  Flocks leave telltale scratchings in the timber after leaves fall in October.  The noise made by a large feeding flock can be audible for quite a distance, particularly if you know what to listen for.  If all else fails, young turkeys can often be induced to respond to a kee-kee even if the flock isn't scattered.

 

The growing independence of young turkeys becomes evident in late fall. Young toms (jakes) begin feeling their oats and will harass each other and young hens.  Weak gobbles can be heard as they try out their new voices; strutting and short fights may develop.  In spite of this, however, one or more of the brood hens is in full control of the flock.  When scattered, the young birds are still frantic to get back together and can be called rather easily with kee-kee or kee-kee-run calls.   Once the dominant hen begins clucking, cutting or yelping, however, all the young birds will go immediately to her.  By December many jakes will have left or been expelled from the brood flocks.  For the rest of the winter they will travel together, or may temporarily join hen flocks or groups of old gobblers.

 

Undisturbed fall flocks move no more than a mile per day.  Even those that are flushed by hunters will move just a short distance before settling down again.  Since they can't be seen for more than a few yards and will remain silent for a while after they have re-grouped, it may seem that all the turkeys have left the county.  Long distance movements are reserved for shifts to their winter feeding areas.

 

As winter approaches and food is depleted, flocks scratch more intently and may begin visiting crop fields to supplement their diet.  Insects and weed seeds are less available in grassy areas and more of their time is spent in sheltered timbers near crop fields.  In areas where winters are severe, turkeys of all ages and sexes may congregate at a favorable site and remain there until spring arrives.  Where crop fields aren't available, springs, seeps and areas with berry-producing shrubs may winter smaller groups of birds.  In the Midwest, winter flocks of 50 to 60 birds are common, and flocks of 200 or more have been documented.  These are temporary feeding situations, however.  Turkeys will break up as winter moderates and the cycle begins again.

 

Subjects in the Secrets Library
About Turkeys
Spring Hunting Tactics
Fall Hunting Tactics
Camouflage & Concealment
Turkey Calls & Calling
Check List & Misc.
Equipment
Bow Hunting Tactics
Safety & Ethics
   
Pro's Choice Store Departments [View Order & Check-Out] Home

 

t
 United States Flag - God Bless America !
  God Bless America
 
877.267.3877
 
DECEMBER
2017

 

GeoTrust Seal for TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com - 877.267.3877
THS.com
Turkey Hunting Secrets
P.O.Box 57405
Des Moines, IA 50317

877.267.3877
 
Roger Raisch "The Turkey Pro"

Ask Roger...
The Turkey Pro
 

Missouri Prime Hunts.US

Roger Raisch - Trophy Deer from Missouri Prime Hunts
 Hunt Trophy
Bucks & Turkeys
  
MC Logo VISA Logo
& Check

DECEMBER
2017

877.267.3877

*Pro'sChoiceStore
*Secrets' Library
*Shipping Info
*View & Check-Out
*
Product - Order
       
Inquiries?
      
  
 
Departments
*
KICK'S &
  
Comp-n-Choke

   
Choke Tubes

*
Mouth Calls
* Heart of Dixie
* Perfection
* Southland Calls
* CALL Packages
* Jim Pollard's
   

*
Friction Calls
* Heart of Dixie
       
Box Calls
* Southland
       
Box Calls

      

 
* Gobble Tubes

*
Locator Calls
* Wingbone Calls
    

 
* Audio, Video
 *
3-D Camo
*
Blinds
 *
Books
* Broadhead &
     
Blades

*
Compasses
* Custom Strikers
* Deer Calls
*
Seats & Cushions
* Specialty & Gifts
* Tracking &
  
Recovery
 

* Art Gallery
 

   
Archery Clubs,Ranges

      Delta Targets' Logo

* 3-D Targets
* Paper Targets
* Vitals & Parts
* Foam Targets
* Recreation
* Bag Targets  
     
McKenzie Targets' Logo
Super Discounts
   
   
~~1~~
 
877.267.3877

Super Sale
Turkey Hunting Secrets DVD
by Roger Raisch
TurkeyHuntingSecrets DVD - Become A Master Turkey Hunter - Proven Tactics with Gun & Bow with Roger Raisch "The Turkey Pro"
 
NEW !
Pro's Choice
Universal Blind

by Roger Raisch Hunting Products


  
  

The Tracker™- Professional Tracking System
The Tracker - Professional Tracking System - by THS.com
1 Unit & Spool
$ 19.99

  

     
~~2~~
 
877.267.3877
World Champion
Comp-N-Choke
Custom Chokes

some as low as
$ 47.99
any gun, any gauge
Turkey Hunting
& Card Shooting

Comp-N-Choke Custom Shotgun Chokes - WORLD CHAMPION - Remington, Benelli, Beretta, Mossberg & Winchoke for Gun Hunters
Sporting Clays, Trap, Waterfowl, Bird, Deer etc.
Comp-N-Choke Stainless Steel Sporting Clay Choke by Comp-N-Choke
  

Comp-n-Choke Brass Snap Cap
  
 
~~3~~

877.267.3877
 
~~4~~
 
877.267.3877
 NEW!
Custom Padded Box Call Holster
Turkey Hunting Secrets Camo Padded Box Call Holster by Roger Raisch Hunting Products
  $14.99
  

Custom Padded Paddle Box Call Holster
Turkey Hunting Secrets Camo Padded Paddle Box Call Holster by Roger Raisch Hunting Products
$16.99
more -Friction Calls & Cases
 

Wild Turkey Hunting &  Management Book
- by  Dr. Lovett E. Williams, Jr.
includes
CD ...
Real Turkeys VI

 Dr. Lovett Willaims, Jr Wild Turkey Management Book
$27.99
   
877.267.3877
 

Real Turkeys Audio CD / Cassettes
by  Dr. Lovett E. Williams, Jr.
Dr. Lovett Williams, Jr Cd's and Cassette Tapes
$9.49
 
  
~~5~~
 
877.267.3877
Save 40%
on 200 SneakyLeaves
Sneaky Leaves
Super Sale
$25.99  ORDER
   

Dickson
Game Bags

Extra Heavy-Duty Deer Game Bag

Extra Heavy-Duty Deer Game Bag by Dickson Industries
$15.99
more- Game Bags
   
877.267.3877
  

^top

 

SECRETS  LIBRARY  Main Index        e-mail ... Roger "The Turkey Pro"            email ... Orders Department
TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com website exclusively designed by Office Automation Consultants
All Contents, Images & Sounds - on TurkeyHuntingSecrets.com Website can not be duplicated without express permission of authors.

  Copyright © 1998 - 20